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The Ashes: Joe Root has at all times been a prized wicket for us, captaincy does not change something – Pat Cummins

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The Ashes: Pat Cummins stated that England captain Joe Root’s wicket has at all times been a prized one for Australia and being captain will not make any distinction to him in that regard. Root has been in arguably the most effective type of his profession this yr. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCummins makes his debut as captain when the sequence begins on the GabbaThe 28-year-old is the primary quick bowler to steer Australia in 65 yearsHis promotion will increase possibilities of direct contests between Australia and England’s captainsPat Cummins admits he would relish taking the prized wicket of England captain Joe Root on this week’s opening Ashes take a look at in Brisbane even when he had not earned a late promotion into the Australian captaincy.

Cummins makes his debut as captain when the sequence begins on the Gabba on Wednesday following Tim Paine’s resignation resulting from a ‘sexting’ scandal lower than three weeks earlier than the opener.The 28-year-old is the primary quick bowler to steer Australia in 65 years and his promotion will increase the prospect of the groups’ leaders going head-to-head when hostilities lastly start.”I don’t know if the captaincy brings a different element for me, but the last few series we’ve played against him he’s always been our prized wicket,” stated Cummins.”Not necessarily the one we talk about the most, but he’s number one batter in the world at the minute, he’s their captain. It’s going to be a big battle ground for us.”Cummins revealed Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc had been more likely to open the bowling for Australia on the Gabba whereas Travis Head had been chosen within the line-up forward of Usman Khawaja.”Experience is great from Uzzie and we feel really lucky to have that in the squad, but Trav’s been playing a lot for us the last couple of years,” he stated.”He’s gone away and he’s churned out runs in England, here in Australia, and we feel like he’s really ready to go.”Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.